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Stories from Monday, July 5, 2010

And they're off! (07/05/10)
Participants in the age 7-and-under sack race hop quickly toward the finish line as family and friends cheer them on Sunday during the 75th Brazil Rotary Club Fourth of July Celebration at Forest Park.
Board members to take office (07/05/10)
The Clay Community School Corporation School Board of Trustees will meet in regular session Thursday, at North Clay Middle School, 3 W. Knight Dr., Brazil, in the media center. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be the first for incoming board members Ron Scherb, Rob Miller and Amy Adams...
BCB set for Sunday concert (07/05/10)
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Back Home Again In Forest Park," after spending the week in Memphis, Tenn., where the BCB performs at Graceland and the W.C. Handy Park on Beale Street. The concert will take place Sunday, at 8 p.m., at the Forest Park bandshell or pavilion...
Local funeral home honored (07/05/10)
Moore Funeral Home of Brazil recently received the Award of Excellence from the Indiana Funeral Director's Association at its 130th annual convention. The award recognizes those funeral homes that have adopted, maintained and documented the highest professional standards in the areas of legal compliance, community involvement, professional development and family service...
Reunions (07/05/10)
The following is a list of information regarding upcoming area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Hull-Dickison reunion The Hull-Dickison reunion will begin at noon, July 17, at the Forest Park pavilion. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and table service...
Donation (07/05/10)
Prior to the Brazil Community Choir's performance at the 75th Brazil Rotary Club Fourth of July Celebration Saturday, Sam Glover presented Marion G. "Sarge" Eveland a donation of $807.55 for the van to transport local veterans to the VA hospital. The donation was raised during the choir's performance at the Brazil Nazarene Church on June 26...
Community Notes (07/05/10)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: The 'Cool Spot' available The Brazil Nazarene Church, 1002 E. National Ave., Brazil, will once again offer the Cool Spot. On weekdays, when temperatures are more than 90-degrees, the church will open its family center from 2-6 p.m., for those looking for opportunities for a cool place to take a load off, have a drink, watch a movie, read a book, play board games and make new friends...
Lit up! (07/05/10)
Aerial Arts lit up the night sky in the middle of the Grand Finale of the Gala Fireworks Show during the 75th Brazil Rotary Club Fourth of July Celebration Sunday, while "God Bless America" played, courtesy of WSDM the CROCK 92.7 FM.
CYL 8-and-under softball runner-ups (07/05/10)
Times Staff Report The Clay Youth League 8-and-under softball tourney came to a thrilling conclusion recently as the Highway 40 Furniture team won a 19-17 slugfest in the opening game of the championship before falling in the title game to the same squad by a 19-18 barnburner. The Highway Furniture squad was coached by Jarrod Sampson, Kelly Bays, Aaron Fox, Roland Miller and Dylan Mullenix...
Gaines scores sprint car win at Lincoln Park Speedway (07/05/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- One of the largest crowds in years was on hand to celebrate Independence Day at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night. A crowd of more than 2,100 fans was treated to an aerial fireworks show by Circle City Pyrotechnics and a field of more than 100 racers put on another thrilling show for a packed grandstand at the Putnamville oval...
Larry Mager (07/05/10)
Larry Mager, 69, Brazil, died Sunday evening July 4, 2010, at Cloverleaf Health Care following a short bout with cancer. Larry was born Sept. 27, 1940, in Diamond, Ind., the son of Andrew and Elsie (Philabaum) Mager. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1958 and went directly to work at American Vitrified Products in Brazil...
Ormenta "Sis" Cordell (07/05/10)
Ormenta "Sis" Cordell, 92, Clay City, passed away July 3, 2010, following a short stay at Southwood Nursing Home. She was born in Owen County, June 8, 1918, the daughter of Jesse and Dora (Neiswinger) Leohr. She graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1936...
Debra Lynn Ketner (07/05/10)
Debra Lynn Ketner, 52, Ashboro, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, following a brief illness. She was born in Clay County, March 1, 1958, the daughter of Melvin and Helen (Seymour) Backfish.Deb graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1976. She worked at Columbia Records for a brief stint. Deb married Edward Ketner Sr. Aug. 9, 1989...
Maralynn Rosa (07/05/10)
Maralynn Rosa, 91, Knightsville, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care, July 4, 2010, following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Frankfort, Ind., the daughter of Russell C. and Brenetta Jane (Northway) Stoms. Maralynn graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1936. She later graduated from Smart Appearance Beauty College...
It's been a great year (07/05/10)
You'll just have to forgive me if you see me about town with an extra "hop" in my step. I know it's only the beginning of July, but 2010 could go down in the books as my best year ever. At least, in my opinion. Merry and I were united in marriage June 30 in a private ceremony...
It's tough to give Americans what they want (07/05/10)
The Gulf oil spill has laid bare a series of shortcomings in the government's ability to both prevent and to respond to such a crisis and the result is spiraling public frustration. But it might not hurt for members of the public to save a little of that frustration for themselves...
Call out the companies (07/05/10)
To the Editor: According to recent news reports, GM now sells more cars in China than it does in the U.S. This raises several interesting points for Americans. Why did we taxpayers bail out the American version of GM while sales in China were so robust?...
Prices make attending difficult (07/05/10)
To the Editor: I am writing in reference to the children of Clay County. As a child growing up, my friends and I looked forward to the Fourth of July Celebration at Forest Park. It was just something we could always count on during our summer vacations; meeting up with friends we haven't seen since school let out and as a teen, a little bit of freedom from our parents...
Calling for NHS band support (07/05/10)
To the Editor: The Northview High School Band and Guard fell short of its goal on the Pepsi "Refresh Everything," $25,000 grant for June. However, they are still in competition for the July grant. The community needs to get behind their students and push. It takes very little effort. All you have to do is vote -- daily -- from each of your e-mail accounts. I'm sure that we can accomplish this if we work together...
Calling the county to the stand (07/05/10)
To the Editor: Where are the civic clubs that want to be civic minded by your fellow neighbors? Where are you Brazil in helping the 90-cents plus that are military vets of all service and sooner rather than later, need help with transportation to VA hospital?...
Reader vents on many topics (07/05/10)
To the Editor: There are so many things I'd like to comment on but feel they are not my business. However, I will agree with the lady (Sheila Skelton) about dogs and barking. How do you keep a dog from barking? God made them and if they don't bark, man has probably removed their voice (bark) box. How else would they notify us when someone comes into your yard or the mail lady's on her way?...
A Sparklin' Time! (07/05/10)
Klarissa Burns and Alex Hitt enjoy sparklers at the Brazil Rotary Club's 4th of July Celebration. . ...
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